New Lens: Pentax smc DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6ED AL IF DC WR

Pentax smc DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6ED AL IF DC WRDad told me of a lens that came in used into Don’s Photo in Saskatoon that I might be interested in.  It was the Pentax smc DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6ED AL IF DC WR.  I wanted it right away.  It’s weather resistant, and offers a focal length that is equivalent (in 35mm format) from 27.5 to 207mm.  Dad has the same lens and I love borrowing it when I can.

It means that I am retiring my Tamron 18-200mm lens.  It has a great range but focused slowly and was noisy.  Two things I hated about it.  The image quality isn’t bad but this is a definite upgrade. 

I’ll have it on my camera this summer as we hike Lake O’Hara and some of the best trails in Banff and Yoho National Park.